Bennington’s Plasan delivers 750 armor kits for US troops in Afghanistan

first_imgBennington, Vermont’s Plasan, a global leader in the field of combat-proven survivability and armor solutions for vehicles, airborne platforms and personal protection, today announced the delivery of 750 armor kits for the US Army’s MRAP All Terrain Vehicles (M-ATV) as a subcontractor to Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Defense. Today’s delivery meets the latest production milestone in the contract awarded by U.S. Department of Defense to produce 4,296 M-ATVs for deployment in Afghanistan.Dan Ziv, President and CEO of Plasan, says: “We are proud of our continued success in meeting this ambitious production schedule. Plasan’s employees in Bennington have a personal stake in protecting soldiers serving in Afghanistan. As the Vermont National Guard begins to mobilize for its largest deployment since World War II, Plasan’s employees are doing their part to protect their friends and neighbors while they are serving abroad. At Plasan, the war fighter is our first priority.”In July, the U.S. Department of Defense awarded a $1.05 billion contract awarded to a team led by Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corporation and Plasan North America to produce 2,244 M-ATVs for deployment in Afghanistan. In August, Plasan won an additional contract for the delivery of 1,700 armor kits as an Oshkosh subcontractor. In September, Plasan and Oshkosh were awarded an additional order for 352 more M-ATV armor kits.Plasan credits this rapid delivery capacity to the application of its modular Kitted Hull concept. Under this concept, developed by Plasan, all armor parts and components are sent to the vehicle’s manufacturer where they are applied to the vehicle at the assembly line, thereby allowing for future upgrades and more efficient manufacture. Kitted Hull technology enables manufacturers to better use subcontractors for the rapid and cost-effective assembly of armored vehicles, responding quickly to increases in production volume as the needs of the end-users change.About PlasanPlasan provides customized survivability solutions for tactical wheeled vehicles, aircraft, naval platforms, civilian armored vehicles and personal protection. A recognized global leader and industry veteran, Plasan’s survivability solutions offer the optimal combination of protection, payload, and cost by combining in-house R&D, design, prototyping and manufacturing capabilities.Plasan combines innovative survivability engineering and design with advanced armor materials development. Its unique development process is based on continuous interaction between the R&D and the Design & Prototyping departments. During this process, Plasan combines computer-generated analysis and simulations with real-time calibration and ballistic test data. The effective combination of test and simulation data enables improved simulation accuracy and performance, resulting in the optimal survivability solution.Plasan’s engineers are unique in terms of their military backgrounds and hands-on experience. As veterans of the Israel Defense Forces they are familiar with soldiers’ behavior during combat and share a common language with the end user. This often contributes to the development of life saving solutions.Plasan’s success is a combination of innovation, a high level of commitment and a full range of in-house capabilities. As a preferred supplier to the Israel Defense Forces and an approved supplier to ministries of defense around the world, Plasan’s solutions have been tried and tested by dozens of armed forces in the most demanding battlefields such as Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan.As a global company with locations in Israel, North America and Europe, Plasan is a worldwide market leader. Plasan’s production capabilities are complemented by a comprehensive supply chain that encompasses suppliers of materials, equipment and solutions in strategic locations worldwide. This extensive network enables the production capacity flexibility necessary to expand or reduce production volumes according to demand. SOURCE: Plasan. 10.5.2009last_img read more

Top five fraud prevention tactics for credit unions

first_imgOne of the largest stressors facing financial institutions today is the inability to accurately predict which of the various types of fraud attacks will be the next one to rear its ugly head: Will it be one of the many data breaches performed with stolen cards or card number? Will it be an illegal account transaction or transfer of funds performed with a consumer’s account number? Or will it be a phishing attack performed by tricking a consumer to give up private information?With the many different types of fraud today, it is no wonder we are all worried about these attacks! That is why understanding how to best prevent fraudulent acts is critical in mitigating these exposures. While there are numerous ways financial institutions can help reduce the risk fraud, there are certain prevention tactics that are critical to preventing fraudulent attacks, no matter how they are performed.Fraud Prevention Best Practices:Closely monitor accounts to help identify any suspicious or unusual activity. Act immediately on any suspicions!Educate consumers about the warning signs of fraud. Consumer awareness and education is an essential form of fraud prevention, and will continue to be as the payment types continue to transform and modernize.Employ multiple layers of proven card protection technologies, such as chip technology, tokenization, and biometrics.Implement beginning-to-end card data encryption, like tokenization, to protect the card information throughout the transaction process, from initiation to authorization.Utilize multiple, secure identification measures, like fingerprint recognition, to properly authenticate account holders when authorizing transactions.Remaining aware of recommended internal controls and prevention best practices will keep your financial institution better protected from the various fraud types that face our industry, while also assuring your consumers that you are doing all that you can to keep them safe from these growing risks.Visit to find out more about the products and services Allied Solutions offers to help protect financial institutions from fraud risks. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Ann Davidson Ann assists credit unions in identifying areas of risk in their operations and recommends sound loss control measures to help reduce loss exposures.Davidson has over 40 years working with … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Driver killed in street race

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityParagas is being held in county custody at $70,000 bail and has a court date scheduled for October 9, according to Sheriff’s Department records. The two were driving side by side just north of Gallatin Road, when they came upon a slower moving vehicle in the right lane, according to the CHP report. To avoid the slower car, Ramirez pulled onto the right shoulder and accelerated past it, while Paragas passed it in the left lane. Ramirez lost control of his 2005 Mitsubishi Evo while on the shoulder and spun left across the concrete divider and into opposite traffic, where he collided head on with a 2005 VW Jetta carrying four people. Ramirez was pronounced dead at the scene, but the four people in the Jetta suffered only minor injuries, according to the CHP report. PICO RIVERA – A high speed race in an unincorporated area north of Pico Rivera resulted in the death of one driver, and an arrest for manslaughter for another. Brian Ramirez, 18, of Los Angeles, was killed while racing against Fitzgerald Paragas, 18, down Rosemead Boulevard at 90 mph around 7:00 on Sunday night, according to a California Highway Patrol report. Paragas survived the crash with minor injuries, but was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, because of the death of Ramirez. “If you are in a high speed race, any injury in that race can result in you being charged with a crime,” said CHP Office John Seumanutafa. Officer Seumanutafa said that Paragas also was involved in the collision, possibly when Ramirez spun left across the road. He also suffered only minor injuries.165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more